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Honorary legal services and committees

We see involvement in community and professional organisations as integral to being a good corporate citizen. A number of our partners are active participants in boards, committees and community organisations.

For many years, Mullins Lawyers acted on a pro bono basis for a number of Catholic Religious Orders and congregations and for a variety of independent schools. We continue to provide pro bono services to the Incapacitated Servicemen and Women's Association of Australia and various sporting bodies.

Supporting the health sector

Our Partner, Pat Mullins Jnr is an honorary lawyer member of the Greenslopes Private Hospital Ethics Committee. Through the Hospital's affiliation with the University of Queensland Medical School, the hospital participates in a wide variety of medical research projects which are approved by the Committee. Pat has been involved since the hospital was a repatriation hospital. The hospital's research projects still reflect its continued service to the veterans' community, with much of the research related to illness and disease common within the veterans' community in fields such as gastroenterology, hypertension, cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder. In December 2008, Pat also accepted an invitation to become an honorary lawyer member of the Mater Health Services Human Research Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee covers all Mater Hospitals - Public, Private, Mothers' and Children's. Partner Michael Klatt serves in a similar capacity on the Cerebral Palsy Association Ethics Committee.

Supporting youth services

We have reviewed and settled youth service, yourtown's documents promoting its Bequest Program. This work was completed on a pro bono basis for this widely known charity formed by the De La Salle Brothers. yourtown operates significant programs for disadvantaged young people (particularly in the Logan area). We are privileged to support such a worthwhile and effective organisation.

Supporting community sport organisations

Our firm also provides honorary legal services to various community sporting organisations such as Sports Medicine Australia and Easts Rugby Club. Our Partner John Mullins was appointed as the first independent board member of the Sports Federation of Queensland. He is also the Chairman of the Queensland Rugby Union Judicial Appeals Committee, the Director of the Bulls Masters Limited and a Committee Member of Tattersall's Club

Supporting local schools

Partner David Williams chairs the Board of St Joseph's Nudgee College and Partner Paul Lutvey is a member of the Nudgee Junior College School Board. Pat Mullins Jnr chairs the Council of Villanova College and is a member of the Augustinian Education Commission. He also chairs the Sisters of Good Samaritan Foundation Limited Board. This Foundation supports the charitable works of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of the St Benedict (a congregation of Religious women formed in Australia more than 150 years ago). The Foundation provides transitional accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence. In addition, Pat is a member of the Council of Queensland Churches Together, which is an ecumenical association of member churches.

Various partners are involved in committees and sections of the Queensland Law Society. Pat Mullins Jnr chairs the Access to Justice and Pro Bono Section and sits on the Mediation Law Specialist Accreditation Committee. Michael Klatt sits on the succession Law Specialist Accreditation Committee.

 

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